Steering Committee

Kaleb Nyquist


Kaleb is a graduate student at The University of Chicago, pursuing a joint MDiv/MPP degree at the Divinity School and the Harris School of Public Policy. On campus, he is on the leadership teams for the Graduate Christian Fellowship (Intervarsity) and the Project on Political Reform's Student Advisory Board.  He also works part-time as the Director of Student Ministries for Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church (Chicago, IL) and has visiting student status at North Park Theological Seminary. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Divinity School's International Ministry Grant in order to study and report on the response of churches in Sweden to the global refugee crisis.

A lifelong member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, he has served various ECC ministries including Covenant World Relief, Cascades Camp and Conference Center, and CHIC 2015 ("Long Road to Justice"). Kaleb is an alum of North Park University (IL) where he received a BA in Global Studies and Conflict Transformation, and also competed for the Vikings as a Cross Country/Track & Field athlete. After graduation in 2012, Kaleb participated in the summer internship program at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Kaleb is passionate about helping the church embody the beauty and simplicity of Christ's gospel in our broken and complicated world, and he believes climate change presents an excellent opportunity to do just that. From 2013-15, Kaleb served as the Communications Coordinator for Y.E.C.A, and since 2016 he has helped to spearhead Y.E.C.A.'s civic engagement initiatives. During this time, Kaleb has been invited to lead conversations about climate change with a range of religious audiences, from evangelical student groups to ecumenical retreats and even some interfaith gatherings. He also presently serves on the Climate Action Task Force for the 2018 Parliament of World Religions in Toronto.